Health Surveillance Division of the Armed Forces

Health surveillance, analysis and Insight for Action

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD) is the central epidemiological health resource for the U.S. military. We conduct medical surveillance to protect those who serve our uniformed nation and allies who are critical to our national security interests. AFHSD is a division within DHA’s public health.

The AFHSD is organized into four branches: Data Management and Technical Support, Epidemiology and Analysis, Global Emerging Infection Surveillance, and Integrated Biosurveillance.
We maintain a presence in three public health care centers: the United States Army Public Health Center, the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, and the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center.

Find out how our health intelligence analytics supports worldwide disease surveillance and public health activities to enhance the U.S. military’s Force Health Protection mission.


To be the central, integrated, client-centric global health and epidemiological surveillance resource for the Department of Defense.


Provide timely, relevant, actionable and comprehensive health surveillance support to joint staff, combat commands and military services in order to promote health and improve the health protection, readiness and lethality of the military.

Critical functions

  • Acquire, analyze / interpret and disseminate health surveillance information and recommend evidence-based policies.
  • Develop, refine and improve standardized surveillance methods.
  • Serve as a focal point for sharing health surveillance products, expertise and information.
  • Coordinate a global

Explore our health surveillance resources to learn how to use our data applications, systems and ways in which our health information analytics supports worldwide disease surveillance and public health activities to enhance the Force program US Army Health Protection (FHP).

Monthly medical surveillance report

The Monthly Medical Surveillance Report (MSMR) is the flagship publication of the AFHSD. The peer-reviewed monthly journal provides evidence-based estimates of the incidence, distribution, impact, and trends of health-related conditions among service members. Furthermore, the MSMR focuses one issue per year on the absolute and relative morbidity burden attributable to various diseases and injuries among service members and beneficiaries.

View Current Report View archived reportsArchived reports

Health surveillance explorer

The Health surveillance explorerHealth Surveillance Explorer (HSE) (HSE) is a CAC-enabled dynamic mapping application that allows Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) to identify global health threats and epidemics in near real time. It provides timely, relevant and actionable health surveillance information to military leaders around the world. HSE makes the assembly of surveillance data more efficient and effective.

Launch HSE Health Surveillance Explorer (HSE)

Information system for the management of proposals

Start the information system for the management of the proposalsThe Information system for the management of proposals (ProMIS) program is a web-based application used to facilitate program management al AFHSD Global Surveillance of Emerging Infections (GEIS)Global Surveillance of Emerging Infections (GEIS) section. Investigators in the GEIS partner networkGEIS partner network submit proposals for the examination of funding and the operational staff of the GEIS monitor the progress of these projects.

Go to ProMISInformation system for the management of proposals (ProMIS)

Defense Medical Epidemiology Database

DMED buttonThe Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) provides worldwide access to the anonymous data contained in the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS)Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS). Through this intuitive interface, authorized users can create custom queries on sickness and injury rates in active duty populations.

Go to DMEDDefense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED)

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